Does Kendall Jenner Deserve All the Hate She Gets?

Kendall Jenner is the next-to-youngest sibling in the large Kardashian-Jenner clan. The older sister to Kylie Jenner has created a name for herself as a top model in a tough industry and forged her own path, separate from the identities of her reality-show family.

Still, Kendall Jenner has made headlines in recent years for some not-so-good reasons, and many former fans are deciding to distance themselves from the model. Kendall Jenner is different from her family and, as such, her problematic behavior is also unique from her family.

Kendall Jenner is the most private Kardashian-Jenner sister

Kendall Jenner attends the DKNY 30th Anniversary party at St. Ann's Warehouse in New York City.
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Born in 1995, Jenner is the second daughter of Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner. She grew up in a privileged family and before she was even a teenager, she started appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

At a young age, Jenner developed an affinity for modeling and decided to pursue it as a career. In short order, Jenner became very successful, walking for some of the largest fashion houses in the world.

In developing her career as a model, Jenner has decided to create a very different public identity than that of her sisters. While her sisters like discussing their relationships and sharing intimate snaps on social media, Jenner is a very private person. She doesn’t even like to talk about her personal life in interviews and has never even directly confirmed any rumored romantic partners.

Furthermore, Jenner is the only one of the Kardashian-Jenners who doesn’t have any children, further creating a divide between the model and her family. 

Kendall Jenner has been alleged to not tip at restaurants

For many years, Jenner was one of the favored members of the Kardashian-Jenner family. Fans loved her for her natural beauty and seemingly low-key personality. However, in recent years, Jenner has received some seriously bad press that has fans questioning their loyalty to the model.

In August 2017, Jenner made headlines when a Brooklyn bartender claimed that she didn’t leave a tip on her tab. That wasn’t the first time Jenner reportedly didn’t tip, either. In 2014, a waitress claimed that Jenner ran up a $60 tab and then left the restaurant without leaving a tip.

To make matters worse, the waitress said that when she confronted Jenner about it, the model laughed and threw some cash in her face. Jenner addressed the allegations as “ridiculous” and sent a cease and desist letter, but the multiple accounts of her bad restaurant behavior are certainly suspicious.

Some people claim that Kendall Jenner is rude

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A fan account created especially for Jenner recently decided to “unstan” the model and threw out a number of posts calling out her supposed bad behavior. One of the accusations that Jenner has dealt with, and that this former fan account discussed, is the persistent rumor that Jenner is rude and entitled.

There are some fans who resent the way that she claims she made it in the modeling industry on her own, without the help of her famous family, and still others who believe that she is rude to other models

Of course, there is also the issue of cultural insensitivity, which Jenner has also been accused of. Her infamous Pepsi commercial drew ire from critics and fans all over the world, and while Jenner tried to backpedal after the commercial was released, the damage had been done — both to her image and to her brand.

While there is always time for Jenner to switch up the narrative surrounding her personality, she will probably have to step out of her shell a little more than she has in recent months.